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Fix Onkyo 806 or get Onkyo 818 or 809

post #1 of 11
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This past weekend I fried my Onkyo 806 while cleaning. I crossed one of the speaker wires and put the receiver into protection mode. I thought this to be a small issue but after taking apart and still being in protection mode (red light flashes when try turn it on), I left with what do next. I also looked over all the fuses in the Amp and doesn't see anything bad.

So I am at the decision point of fixing the 806 or getting either the 818 ($950 J&R) or 809 (can't find good price for) or TX-NR1009 ($839.00). Used Onkyo 806 range from $300 - $400 used w/o warranty.

I would consider fixing the 806 but the local repair shop cost about $75 just to look at the Amp reguardless and then $200 or $300 hundred can be expected if they need to replace board and capacitors on the board. The other issue I see after looking into issues with this receiver is the video boards on these receivers go after a set time as well. Many calling it a ticking time bomb. I hate put the money into the receiver to fix a short in amp part and a year down the road need get video board replaced and be in the same bloat. I had the receiver for three years now and use it on a very consistence basis. Thoughts suggestions?


My setup does have dual subwoofers so XT32 of Onkyo 818 would have some value to it. Although I guess the two sub levels can't be controlled with 818 only with higher line. I be up for other companies besides Onkyo but they seem to offer the most bang for the buck,

Thanks,

Chris (Guy in need of help)




7.2 setup
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Onkyo 806 (fried)
Emotiva 5 way (external Amp)
Lsi25 Speakers (front)
Paradigm Studio 20s as surrounds and rear surrounds
(2) 18' DYI subs powered by commerical 1 AMP (1500W)
(1) FacePlate Amp (500s) with 15 inch woofer
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by schan1269 View Post

The NR808...


Used or new?


The X08 Onkyo have a known issue with corrosion. (there is a thread devoted to it, it is affecting approximately 5-10% of the entire product...which 10% is considered a "big problem")


Before you sell the 806, I'd keep it as back up in case the 808 has an issue.
post #3 of 11
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ok can get 809 for $600 refub..
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTXNR809/Onkyo-TX-NR809-7.2-Channel-Network-A/V-Receiver/1.html
Doesn't seem like a good deal but listing it..

http://www.accessories4less.com
Also have Onkyo PR-SC5507 for $850 but again refub. and come with one year warranty

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Originally Posted by rwe416 View Post

AC4L only sells the warranty. They are not the ones who repair or handle a claim. I did some research and that warranty company does not get good reviews. You can buy a warranty from square trade and they get good reviews and have great customer service. I have used them and have not had any problems.


Keep in mind this is no reflection on AC4L. I bought my receiver from them and have not had any problems. Once again they only sell the warranty.

Edited by chrisfromalbany - 7/10/12 at 8:28am
post #4 of 11
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any suggestions on which way I should go?
post #5 of 11
If you want onkyo, I would consider a 709 over the 806. You can get them for under $500 new if you shop around.

I would look at a denon 3312. It's last years model, but this years models aren't much of an improvement over last years.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by KidHorn View Post

If you want onkyo, I would consider a 709 over the 806. You can get them for under $500 new if you shop around.
I would look at a denon 3312. It's last years model, but this years models aren't much of an improvement over last years.

Looks like I can pick up the Denon receiver for $724 from Amazon..
Denon AVR3312CI $724.17
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR3312CI-Integrated-Surround-Receiver/dp/B004Z50L6E

I lose out with XT32 feature w/denon but maybe build quality is better. But it is also a year older. I not against older just stating the facts. This way anyone else in my situation can make an informed decision.

Onkyo TX-NR1009 $839.00
http://www.amazon.com/product/dp/B0054U4YCG

Onkyo TX-NR709 $559.99
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR709-7-2-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B004V8KWQO


Other suggestions are thoughts? Is it a given that getting Onkyo 806 fixed will cost too much? I see one thread were cost over $400 to replace a whole logical board. Threads like that discourage me from trying to get my fixed. Not mention issues w/video board going bad over time.
Edited by chrisfromalbany - 7/10/12 at 1:12pm
post #7 of 11
I pulled the trigger on the NR809 from AfL. I was very skeptical as well, real alot of Onkyo horror stories on the "space heater" and premature failures of their products. I have to admit, for 599, it is the LOWEST price I had found. I live in FL (got hit up for TAX though), so received it the next day of my order. It was a "refurb" but it was very well packed with ALL manuals and accessories. The unit was PERFECT cosmetically. Took a few days to hook it up (actually ALL day Sunday with 4 kids and wife running around-had to swap out 2 complete setups in LR and BR). It is not completly calibrated, but I can say all functions work, and the sound so far is awesome. I can not tell if it is running too hot even though it is in somewhat of a closed in audio tower.



I went with the 809 as I DO need analog multi channel inputs for my "legacy" Sony SACD (thanks to the "analog sunset", the 818 does NOT have them)


The network and internet radio features are "game changers" for me, finally get to actually use the Zone 2 out to my patio, controlling Pandora, spotify, ETC with my iPhone.
post #8 of 11
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Another option that is a good deal... I see a number ppl getting this.. Not sure what advantages the 4311 has over 818 besides true dual EQ for Subs. The issues noted are the interface isn't as good and setting it up can be a pain.


http://www.electronics-expo.com/
$1,223.26+36 shipping..
denon 4311ci
1259.26 delivered..

http://www.hometheater.com/content/denon-avr-4310ci-av-receiver (earlier version)
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/receivers/denon-avr-4311ci-fl
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisfromalbany View Post

Looks like I can pick up the Denon receiver for $724 from Amazon..
Denon AVR3312CI $724.17
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR3312CI-Integrated-Surround-Receiver/dp/B004Z50L6E
I lose out with XT32 feature w/denon but maybe build quality is better. But it is also a year older. I not against older just stating the facts. This way anyone else in my situation can make an informed decision.
Onkyo TX-NR1009 $839.00
http://www.amazon.com/product/dp/B0054U4YCG
Onkyo TX-NR709 $559.99
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR709-7-2-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B004V8KWQO
Other suggestions are thoughts? Is it a given that getting Onkyo 806 fixed will cost too much? I see one thread were cost over $400 to replace a whole logical board. Threads like that discourage me from trying to get my fixed. Not mention issues w/video board going bad over time.

You can get better prices if you're patient. The prices on these units change several times a week.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
really the onkyo 818 seems be going for about $950 and denon 4311ci 1260 seem be current deals.. well of the middle level top of the line. I don't see that changing...

maybe lower end models have more fluxuation in there prices.
post #11 of 11
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OK between 4311 and Onkyo 818.. is there a fair comparsion?

Denon 4311 (released 2010)
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get $1250 (from EE)
3 year warranty
Better build quality?
9 channels powered vs. onkyo 7 power
dual subEq for (Audyssey MultEQ XT32)
airplay working
interface worse (setup is pain)
both do XT32


Onkyo 818 (released April 2012)
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get $950 (J&R amazon)
2 year warranty
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
worse build quality maybe? (going by history)
airplay may work in future (not holding breath)
7 channels powered
interface better
Anything I am missing?
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